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    Member slinky's Avatar
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    Cool Newguy from Texas

    Hello everyone! I just joined HF and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a longtime ground sleeper, but have recently started to look into hanging for living. I found this site doing research for my first purchase and boy am I impressed. I have found this site to be most valuable and look forward to learning from all of you. I was set to choose between a WBBB or a Clark until tonight when I ran across a thread that list about 7 or 8 other hammocks I hadn't heard of yet. So, I guess it's back to the research table for now. I'm hoping to get my hammock soon so that I can hook up with a group that's going hanging in one the national forest down here in east Texas in March. Anyway, I just wanted say hello and I hope I get a chance to meet you all someday face to face.

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    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.

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    Howdy.
    Yeah, picking a hammock these days is no easy task; so many choices. If you can find somebody nearby with a hammock, it would be well worth it to see if they'll let you give it a try. Opinions only matter to the one voicing them. That said, you seem to be on the right track already.

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    Welcome Slinky, I've just started hanging myself. Hope to see you in March.
    Go Dawgs!!!!

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    Welcome Slinky; you'll learn allot at the texas hang.
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

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    Member slinky's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone. Do you think it'd be worth trying to go on the March hang w/o a hammock just to see all the different types of hammocks that show up? Or is there some kind of Hammock convention sometime/somewhere I could see and try them all?
    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.

    Slinky

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    Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
    Thanks everyone. Do you think it'd be worth trying to go on the March hang w/o a hammock just to see all the different types of hammocks that show up? Or is there some kind of Hammock convention sometime/somewhere I could see and try them all?
    Add one more "welcome" to the list.

    Show up to the East Texas Hang and you'll see a wide variety of set ups. In fact one of the fun things of a group hang is "show and tell". You will find that everyone does something a little different and there is no perfect right (or wrong for that matter) way to do things.

    There is a growing community of hangers in Texas, but the idea of a Hammock Convention is too civilized and organized. Go to the hang.

    Once again, welcome. It's great to see another Texan on here.

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    Senior Member Alan's Avatar
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    slinky,

    Welcome to HF! Please join us at the East Texas Hang whether you have a hammock by then or not. You'll be treated like family.

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    Welcome Slinky,
    Hope to see you in March. If you don't have a setup by then PM me and I will bring an extra for you to try.
    kmat

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    good to have Ya

    Hope you enjoy discovering all the folks willing to share knowledge about your new hobby....life style....

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    yes, you can come to the hang without having a hammock of your own- many people bring extras to show/lend/get advice about- I do not forsee any problem, unless you weigh more than 400 lbs...
    ( hmm, now I wonder; what is the highest wt ever hung? not the stated wt limit but actual trail/camp usage?)
    KM

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